FERNDALE - About 100 suburban residents were without water Monday night, Dec. 17, and Tuesday morning, after a city water line leaked twice in 12 hours.
Water was finally restored around 11 a.m. Tuesday to affected residents off Northwest Avenue, between Laurel and Axton roads.
The first leak was reported at 9 p.m. Monday and repaired overnight. Water service came back on around 3 a.m. Tuesday. During a routine follow-up check, a city crew discovered a second leak around 7:15 a.m. in the same area of pipe.
A city statement cited the age of the pipes as the problem. Ferndale spokesman Sam Taylor estimated some of the pipes east of the city, in the Northwest Avenue area, were laid in the 1960s or '70s.